View from the cruiser “Santa Fe” to the damaged aircraft carrier “Franklin”

cruiser Santa Fe, aircraft carrier Franklin

The CL-60 Santa Fe lightweight cruiser of the Cleveland type is suitable for assisting the aircraft carrier CV-13 Franklin, which was heavily damaged by two bombs from a Japanese bomber on March 19, 1945 during operations against the coast of Japan.
After a brief repair in Pearl Harbor, “Franklin” aircraft carrier through the Panama Canal went to repair in New York, as all shipyards of the western coast of the United States were busy repairing ships. It was rebuilt after the end of the Second World War and was no longer part of the US fleet. Since February 17, 1947, he was put into reserve. Excluded from the lists of the fleet on October 10, 1964 and in 1966 sold for scrap.

 

 

Date: 19 March 1945

In : 1945

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